Project Manager

Project Manager

UN Women - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Duties and Responsibilities

Design and implementation of GEF programme intervention

  • In close consultation with the main stakeholders and partners, develop and manage implementation of activities;
  • Oversee, monitor and technically resource implementation of consultancy contracts and agreements with the implementing partners;
  • Draft Letters of Agreement, project plans, budgets, Terms of Reference for national and international consultants, experts/ institutions, and CSOs and supervise and evaluate their performance in delivering required outputs;
  • Draft all documentation for selection and management of implementing partners;
  • Undertake close supervision of the any studies, analysis and consultancies that are commissioned by the project and troubleshoot as needed;
  • Identify and obtain any support and advice required for the management, planning and control of the project;
  • Develop and update quarterly work plans and expenditure plans based on the agreed annual work-plan;
  • Draft requested quarterly and annual progress reports in line with corporate and donor requirements for the clearance by supervisors;
  • Ensure proper identification of and follow up with all relevant counterparts;
  • Ensure project documentations/communication is properly done, tracking system is in place for effective project closure and any anticipated human resources changes on the project;
  • Responsible for timely monitoring of project implementation;
  • Contribute to UN Women planning and reporting corporate requirements as requested by the supervisors;
  • Any other tasks assigned by the supervisors.

Gender Equality Facility/European Integrations Technical Support

  • Provide technical/expert support to UN Women, main project stakeholders, implementing partners as well as consultants and collaborators, towards the achievement of intended results;
  • Organize coordination meetings to ensure harmonization and sustainability of achieved results;
  • Foster strategic partnerships with key stakeholders in the field of gender equality and European integrations/public administration reform/governance;
  • Identify and link to related ongoing activities within other institutions and encourage collaboration and synergies;
  • Promote and advocate for the project in the media as agreed with supervisors, in relevant national and regional fora;
  • Undertake regular monitoring missions to ensure timely delivery and quality of results;
  • Flag in a timely way issues of strategic concern and seek advice from the supervisors in finding appropriate solutions;
  • Prepare deliverables and provide technical support and inputs as needed;
  • All other technical tasks as agreed with the supervisors.


Core values

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core competencies

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Functional competencies

Preparing information for advocacy

  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating UN Women’s mandate.

Contributes into results through primary research and analysis

  • Assesses project performance to identify success factors and incorporates best practices into project work;
  • Researches linkages across project activities to identify critical points of integration;
  • Monitors specific stages of projects/programme implementation;
  • Analyzes country situation to identify opportunities for programme development;
  • Participates in the formulation of project proposals and ensures substantive rigor in the design and application of proven successful approaches and drafts proposals accordingly.

Maintaining a network of contacts

  • Maintains an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date on partnership related issues;
  • Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders.

Enhancing processes or products

  • Generates new ideas and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things;
  • Documents and analyses innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches.

Fundamental knowledge of own discipline

  • Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position;
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks;
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning;
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments.

Establishing effective client relationships

  • Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion;
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines;
  • Anticipates client needs and addresses them promptly.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in gender, development, public policy, social studies or closely related field;
  • BA degree with additional two years of experience may be accepted in lieu of MA.


  • 10 years of relevant professional experience. Previous experience working with international organizations as well as gender equality issues would be considered an asset;
  • In-depth knowledge of gender equality context, gender inequalities and status of women in the country;
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of European integrations and IPA processes in the country;
  • Demonstrated experience in programme/project design and management;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Full computer literacy.

Language Requirements:

  • Excellent English and B/S/C language skills, both written and oral.

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